History and achievements

Since our inception in 1993, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has participated in some of the most important advances in genomic research, developing new understanding of genomes and their role in biology.

Since the Sanger Institute's contribution to the Human Genome Project, we have developed our science to make further achievements in the understanding of genetics in health and disease. We have expanded to maintain a position at the forefront of biomedical research.

Working with others

The Sanger Institute's achievements have been part of large scale efforts, over the last half century, to understand the role of genetics in biology. We are part of many international consortia that harness the complementary skills of their participants to achieve goals that none alone could. More than 90 per cent of our research output is carried out in collaboration with other organisations. All of our achievements are part of and dependent on global efforts to understand the molecular genetic basis of ourselves.

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Sanger Institute history

Sanger Institute historyFind out more about our history, from the Institute's inception in 1993 to the present day



MilestonesLearn about landmarks in the Institute's scientific and organisational development



AchievementsLearn about some of our most notable achievements in genomics


Human Genome Project

Human Genome ProjectThe Human Genome Project was an international scientific research project to map the human genome


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